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Challenge: Puzzle Macro VII (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D5200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: perthshire, Scotland, UK
Date: Feb 3, 2018
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2018

A Cascade Tube Fly used for Scottish salmon fishing. Whatever the outcome I enjoyed taking this as I haven't used my macro lens for a while. I struggled to get close enough with my fixed lens and so ended up cropping for the effect. Oh - and I've lost my tripod shoe so handheld which meant I had to keep shutterspeed high on a dark day. I tried to use artificial light but it burnt out the very shiny bits. What else could I have done to sharpen this on a dull day?

Place: 25 out of 50
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02/14/2018 09:59:37 AM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that fulfils the challenge brief fully

Well you had some of your commenters foxed Ellie, so you have achieved the challenge brief. Your composition with the hook in the prominent position it is for me reveals it as the subject matter. “What else could I have done to sharpen this on a dull day?” Well, you are close to maximum aperture, a smaller aperture would have given you a deeper DOF thus making more of your subject sharper, to compensate for the slower shutter speed you would have needed to increase the ISO and also reflecting some natural light back into the subject could have helped too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2018 08:09:09 PM
Fishing lure
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02/13/2018 02:17:51 PM
fisherman's conscience
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02/13/2018 12:49:41 PM
Fly, interestingly lit. High techish.
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02/12/2018 10:41:19 AM
I never thought much about fishing, but looking at that I think it's kind of brutal - imagine how it feels to bite into that! Looking at your shot I can almost feel the pain!
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02/11/2018 08:53:13 PM
Fishing Hook?
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02/08/2018 12:38:11 PM
Dog hair?
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02/08/2018 11:52:23 AM
Interesting fibres with the hint of metal in there. The colours and lighting are fun
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02/08/2018 12:36:48 AM
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02/07/2018 05:18:09 AM
A fishing fly

Or the hair of a troll
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02/07/2018 01:49:10 AM
Frayed end of a multi threaded cord?
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